What would you do if your beloved pet was injured from a car accident or
needed surgery, had cancer or a bleeding disorder? As pets become more and more
a part of our family, and with the growth in veterinary specialty services, the
demand for transfusion therapy to treat many diseases and injuries has risen
If you're considering having your pet become a Blood Donor, please give us a call at (239) 992-8387
. Our knowledgeable team can answer any question your family may have.
Common situations blood or plasma may be used are for patients with:
Our Blood Bank allows veterinarians to treat their patients quickly and safely with blood collected from volunteers. We need your help. Please allow your pet to save the lives of other beloved pets and become a "blood donor hero."
Pets should be fasted prior to the procedure as light sedation may be necessary. Blood donation takes approximately 15-20 minutes, but pets will need to be dropped off for a few hours. The procedure will not jeopardize your pet's health, and is not painful.
We lie your pet down on his or her side on comfortable blankets and clip an area of hair over the jugular vein. After preparing the area with a sterile scrub, blood is collected through a needle into a sterile collection set. Afterwards, your pet is given lots of TLC, water, and treats.
Blood samples are sent to IDEXX Labs for a complete blood count, chemistry panel, and blood typing at no extra charge.
Owners that participate in the program will receive several perks. Each qualifying donor can receive:
For more information, or to schedule an appointment call (239) 992-8387.